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What Happened on Twenty-Third Street, New York City


Published 1901
Topics Edison, silent


The corner of 23rd Street and 6th Avenue was renowned for its gusty breezes that might allow a man to catch a glimpse of a woman's stockings. In this staged scene we see Alfred Abadie, an Edison cameraman, and Florence Georgie strolling along when Georgie has a Marilyn Monroe type moment.

This film was restored by the Library of Congress and was copied at 16fps from 35mm.


Run time 1:15
Production Company Edwin S. Porter
Sponsor Edison Mfg. Co.
Audio/Visual silent, black & white

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Reviewer: warmpen - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 1, 2013
Subject: Not Marylin Monroe, not Kelly LeBrock. It was Florence Georgie!
It is not fair to say that "Georgie has a Marilyn Monroe type moment". In fact, it is the other way around. Florence Georgie was the first skirt-up girl on film, so the truth is that "Marilyn Monroe has a Florence Georgie type moment". Obviously Billy Wilder made use of this film for the MM scene in his 1955 "The Seventh-Year Itch". And more so did Gene Wilder (two Wilders cheating!) copied from 1901 and 1955 in his 1984 "The Woman in Red". So the credit goes to... Edwin S. Porter, Florece Georgie and the corner of 23rd Street and 6th Avenue!
Reviewer: Tprof - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 22, 2012
Subject: Nostalgia
Nicely surprised that Monroe's famous metro scene had been released some 50 years before.
This short movie is delicious!
Reviewer: mayrami - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 26, 2011
Subject: Before Marilyn Monroe!!!!
The famous Marilyn's subway scene was already done long before after all!!!! So nice to see this, thanks for loading it.
Reviewer: Christian_With_NES - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 10, 2007
Subject: Great Historic Film......One of the best on this website!
Very Enjoyable short film, Great fun to watch.
Historic Value: 5/5
Nostalgia Value: 5/5
Fun Factor: 5/5
"I Can't Believe I found this" Factor: 5/5.
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